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Maya Fun Fact: The Importance of Corn


Corn is an important part of Maya culture. In the Popol Vuh, Maya cosmology holds that the Gods created the first humans from an ear of corn. Another sign of the importance of corn is the multiple names it has in Mayan language. The tortilla, a dietary staple, also has several names that ¬†change depending […]

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Native American Voices at the Penn Museum